SVU was incorporated in 1977 as a 501(c)3. In August 2017, SVU members approved transferring their membership to a newly established 501(c)6 professional society. The SVU Board of Directors approved the bylaws and the transfer of Membership and Operations to the 501(c)6 in November 2017. As part of this process, the 501(c)6 is now the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Inc. (SVU).
The 501(c)3 name was changed from Society for Vascular Ultrasound to the SVU Foundation. As a separate organization, the Foundation will have its own Board of Directors, budget, accounts, and record-keeping. It is now a Research and Education foundation. SVU members interested in supporting the SVU Foundation can make contributions to the Anne Jones Scholarship Fund
and/or attend the Foundation event at the Annual Conference. Research
The Foundation will spearhead SVU's research efforts through the Quality Improvement and Research Committee (QIRC)
.Board of Directors
To facilitate the establishment of the new dual organization setup, the initial Board of Directors for the Foundation will be the Board of Directors of SVU, Inc. After completion of the transition in 2018, the composition of the Foundation Board of Directors will be altered to facilitate its new mission as a Research and Education foundation.
To see the current bylaws for the SVU Foundation, click here